The Benefits of Installing a Stairlift

 

Stairlifts are an ideal solution when you have reduced mobility. This can be as a result of ageing, medical conditions as well as in some instances an accident.

No matter the cause of limited mobility, the biggest challenge in such a situation is climbing up and down the stairs.

Over recent years, they have become a preferred option for the elderly and the primary carers of the elderly and other people with reduced mobility.

There are several benefits to installing a stairlift, below we will go through a number of those benefits.

 

Three examples of Installing a Stairlift

Comfort

There are plenty of features built into the system to make sure you’re comfortable every time you use the chair. Various aspects of the chair are adjustable to make it more easily accessible and also to accommodate your height. The chair has ergonomic control as well as also having padded seats to maximise comfort.

Easy To Use

Stairlifts are not complicated to operate. The system is controlled via a toggle switch located on the armrest. If the chair will be used by more than one person, you can choose to have one that has a remote control that allows you to call the chair from the top or bottom of the stairs.

To make sure you never run out of charge in the middle of the stairs, Stairlifts charge when they are in the park position. The park position is usually at the very top or the very bottom of the rail. This way, even if there is a power loss, you will not lose mobility around the house because the system runs on battery power.

Safety

A lot of thought has gone into making a stairlift the safest and most reliable mode of mechanical transport up and down your home. The safety features that come with a stairlift include a safety buckle, up and downside safely edges which will stop the chair if it comes in contact with anyone or anything, this feature is designed to make sure that both you and your stairlift are safe at all times and that you won’t get hurt or the stairlift damaged.

They come with tilt sensors, level switches, seat swivel switches, all to ensure your safety. Most stairlifts also come with a lock switch that prevents the chair from being used by other people especially children.

If you have any questions regarding the stairlifts for yourself or a loved one please get in touch with Niall who will be happy to discuss any questions you may have.

niall@simplystairs.ie